Since the first days of the coronavirus outbreak — which quickly became the coronavirus pandemic — news items and information have come in faster than we can digest them and take the needed actions. Whether you're a staff nurse or nurse leader, all of us are worried about what we’re hearing and what all of it means.
Good advice can come from many different sources. According to mothers and a sage Greek philosopher, we should listen twice as much as we talk. As a nurse leader, you should do the same. As a nurse leader, you should know what your staff thinks about their jobs and show you're listening.
2020 ushers in a watershed moment in nursing. It is one in which there will be much to celebrate and be proud of. The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife guarantees a year of extra recognition for the women and men who make up more than half of the healthcare professionals worldwide.
You’ve worked too hard to become an RN and get to this point in your career. God forbid your career is jeopardized by your own social media post! Social media pitfalls for nurses do exist, and they can make you vulnerable to reprimands and disciplinary action by your employer and your state’s board of nursing.
With 2019 coming to an end, nurses are asking where we are in meeting the goal set by the landmark 2010 Institute of Medicine report on the Future of Nursing to have 80% of practicing RNs with a BSN by 2020. Thanks to lot of hard work during the past decade we’ve made important, positive strides.
There are no hard and fast rules on how old is too old when it comes to entering the nursing profession. So, don’t make your age a barrier. If you want to pursue nursing as a second career go for it.
Whether you are a new grad or seasoned practitioner, you know nurses who have joined professional nursing associations. So what are nursing associations all about? Why should you join one and who has memberships in them? Explore answers to these questions.
After you pass the NCLEX, finding your first nursing job is one of two things you need to think about as you move through the period between nursing school and work. The second thing is making sure your first nursing job is the right one.
Providing the best patient care calls for having the best nurses with the best training and the best staffing. But we’ve never been able to stop studying, working on, and yes, even struggling with the right balance for nurse staffing.
As a nurse, you often find yourself in situations others never encounter, such as patient care issues related to end-of-life decisions or conflict with families and colleagues. You must be aware how moral distress causes emotional and physical pain that can upset and disrupt your life and learn how to cope.